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Pandemic politics

Political one-upmanship will hurt the people of Maharashtra

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

Business Standard Editorial Comment
Political instability is the last thing Maharashtra needs at this stage. The state has about one-third of the Covid-19 cases in the country and the medical infrastructure in Mumbai is under severe pressure. This is the time when the government needs to focus on containing the pandemic instead of coalition partners looking at short-term political gains. But this is exactly what seems to be happening in India’s financial capital. Although Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has reportedly spoken to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray after making a rather controversial statement, all is clearly not well with the Maharashtra government. In a

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First Published: May 28 2020 | 11:08 PM IST

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